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Google Morozov I 29
Google/Morozov: as the past few years show, Google is not driven by an ideology of openness or public; at this point it seems to be concerned only with competition in the market. When it felt so far ahead of Facebook and Apple, it built open platforms and launched unprofitable but useful services. But these times are long gone: it has turned off many of the platforms celebrated by Jarvis (see Google/Jarvis) and has become much more cautious by charging fees for some services and eliminating others altogether.
I 147
Google/Morozov: Google may not feel comfortable in its role as a guardian of our public life. (...) Its business conduct is in constant conflict with its responsibility in public life, whereas the former has always won so far.
I 148
Eric Schmidt ((s) former head of Google) describes people as Google's customers, who he does not want to criticize for what they do, even if it is idiotic (1). MorozovVsSchmidt: by describing people as customers, he takes a lot of pressure from Google's shoulders. (...) It makes its public ((s) political) role disappear. This neutrality is con...
Algorithms/Filter/Search Algorithms/Search Filters/Morozov: we need to stop thinking that new filters (...) are superior to previous practices - they may only be faster, cheaper and more efficient.
Algorithms/Filter/Weinberger/Morozov: David Weinberger is completely mistaken when he writes that the "Internet" filters would no longer filter out something, but bring something forward. (2).
I 149
MorozovVsWeinberger: he gives Silicon Valley a moral free ride ticket and also makes the mistake of internet centrism (See Terminology/Morozov) to believe that such filters, simply because they came from "the internet", are somehow divine and free of tendencies.
1. Julie Moos, “Transcript of Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s Q& A at NAA,” Poynter.org, April 7, 2009, http:// www.poynter.org/ latest-news/ top-stories/ 95079/ transcript-of-google-ceo-eric-schmidts-qa-at-naa.
2. David Weinberger, Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now that the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room (New York: Basic Books, 2012), 11.

Morozov I
Evgeny Morozov
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism New York 2014

Internet Morozov I 14
Internet/Morozov: The physical infrastructure we know as "the Internet" bears little resemblance to the mythical "Internet" - the one that supposedly brought down the governments of Tunisia and Egypt and supposedly destroyed our brains - which is at the heart of our public debates. The infrastructure and design of this network of networks play a certain role in sanctioning many of these myths - for example, the idea that the Internet is "resistant to censorship" comes from the unique qualities of its packet-conveying communication mechanism - but "the Internet", which is the curse of public debates, also contains many other stories and tales - about innovation, surveillance, capitalism - that have little to do with infrastructure per se.
I 15
I want to understand why and how iTunes or Wikipedia - some of the mythical core elements of the "Internet" - have become role models for thinking about the future of politics. How have Zynga and Facebook become role models for thinking about civic engagement?
I 38
Knowledge/Internet/Morozov: the Internet itself does not change anything about what counts as knowledge. (See Knowledge/Weinberger, MorozovVsWeinberger).
I 208
Internet/Morozov:"the Internet" is the result of our world - not its cause.

Morozov I
Evgeny Morozov
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism New York 2014

Knowledge Morozov I 38
Knowledge/Internet/Morozov: the Internet itself does not change anything about what counts as knowledge. MorozovVsWeinberger: according to his logic ((s) that it is the networks themselves that generate knowledge) (1) we would have to say that knowledge belongs to airports and post offices, because these institutions have facilitated the creation of knowledge in the past. But:
Internet/Morozov: "The Internet" is not the cause of networked knowledge - it is its consequence.


1. David Weinberger, Too Big to Know (New York: Basic Books, 2012)

Morozov I
Evgeny Morozov
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism New York 2014

Knowledge Weinberger Morozov I 37
Knowledge/Internet/Weinberger, David/Morozov: Weinberger thesis: (...) that "the Internet" has fundamentally changed the way in which knowledge is produced - no, it has even changed what is considered knowledge. That is what David Weinberger from the Berkman Center in Harvard argues in his recently published book "Too Big to Know". (1) Weinberger, like Eric Schmidt, has seen the core of the "Internet" and never looked back. Knowledge takes on the shape of the Internet, he proclaims with undaunted enthusiasm. Weinberger thesis: Today, knowledge no longer lives only in libraries, museums and scientific journals. It does not only live in the skulls of individuals. Our skulls and our institutions are simply not big enough to contain knowledge. Knowledge is now the network's property and the network includes companies, governments, media, museums, curated collections and minds in communication. (1)
MorozovVsWeinberger: it almost looks as if Internet centrism has transformed our brightest minds into Martianers who have just landed on earth and who cannot imagine how life has been in our country so far. (...) The Marsians should then believe that the knowledge itself is produced by the network.


1. David Weinberger, Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now that the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room (New York: Basic Books, 2012), 17. Also, this is my review of Weinberger’s book: Evgeny Morozov, “What Lies Beneath,” The Daily, January 1, 2012, http:// www.thedaily.com/ page/ 2012/ 01/ 01/ 010112-opinions-books-weinberger-morozov-1– 3.

Weinberg I
David Weinberger
Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room New York 2011


Morozov I
Evgeny Morozov
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism New York 2014
Theories Weinberger Morozov I 265
Theories/Knowledge/Weinberger/Morozov: for Weinberger, the assertion that 75% of people who like ((s) the TV series) "Mad Men" also like "Breaking Bad" is revolutionary because it is "theory-free", unlike Darwin's theory of evolution. (1) MorozovVsWeinberger: such "theory-free" knowledge has a long tradition: market research, census, surveys; people fill in questionnaires, now online as well - but is that revolutionary? Is that the kind of knowledge that cures cancer?
Weinberger may be right that there is no hypothesis here, but there is no presumption at all.


1. David Weinberger, Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now that the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room (New York: Basic Books, 2012), 35. I’ve discussed Weinberger’s claims about Hunch in my review of his book: Evgeny Morozov, “What Lies Beneath,” The Daily, January 1, 2012, http:// www.thedaily.com/ page/ 2012/ 01/ 01/ 010112-opinions-books-weinberger-morozov-1– 3.

Weinberg I
David Weinberger
Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room New York 2011


Morozov I
Evgeny Morozov
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism New York 2014